As I have watched my son adjust to high school, I find myself comparing his high school experience with what I see every day here at FRCC. Even though you learn plenty in high school that will serve you well in college, I can think of a few things that you might not have taken […]
Starting at community college but have your sights set on a four-year degree? Think you’ll take a few courses then transfer? Then read this—there are at least five reasons you should reconsider and get an associates degree before you transfer.
Everywhere you look these days, there’s an article or talking head questioning the value of a college education. They often use examples of recent graduates who have a bachelor’s degree but no job. I can relate. When I graduated from college in 1981, it was the worst recession on record at the time since the […]
Are you saving your math class (or classes!) for the very end? Are you planning to take math your last semester before you graduate? If you are, I’m guessing you might not enjoy math and might even be a little intimidated by it. Maybe it has been a long time since you used fractions or […]
If you work full time, have a busy family life, or simply don’t have reliable transportation, taking your college courses online can sound like an appealing option. In fact, FRCC has one of the most extensive and comprehensive online programs of any community college. However, before you decide to turn your computer into a classroom, […]
Traditionally, most college classes go something like this: 1) the student reads the textbook and comes to class, 2) the instructor lectures, and 3) the student goes home to try his or her hand at applying the knowledge from the textbook and lecture (in other words, homework). What if you were able to really dig […]
Over the last couple of years, I’ve asked several students what habits have made a difference for them, what has made them successful. Here’s what they said. Don’t get behind! This goes without saying, right? It’s also easier said than done. Make it a priority this semester to attend every class meeting (or check in […]
Most community college students are focused on their studies, work, and family, but college is also a time to make new friends, explore extracurricular interests, and try on leadership roles. In addition to all the learning you do in the classroom—whether online or face-to-face—you can also learn by getting involved on campus! College offers students […]